Popular Injectables for Crow's Feet

Popular Injectables for Crow's Feet

As we age, our body naturally changes and begins to show signs of that aging. The wrinkles that form on the outside of your eyes, for example, are commonly called crow’s feet.

After years of laughing, squinting, and spending time in the sun, crow’s feet are a natural consequence. While some people view them as marks of experience and are just fine leaving them alone, others want to regain their youthful appearance by reducing the wrinkles.

At Melanie Adams Dermatology in Columbia, Maryland, we offer several injectables (also known as dermal fillers) to smooth out your wrinkles, including crow’s feet. Here are a few popular injectables and how they work:

Collagen

Collagen is a protein that helps provide structure for your skin. As you age, your body produces less and less collagen, which can lead to a lack of volume in your skin. Injecting collagen back into the area where your crow’s feet are can smooth out the skin and make it more even.

The downside of collagen is that the effects don’t last as long as with other fillers — usually about three months. It does look the most natural, though, which makes it a popular choice.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that combines with water and swells in gel form to provide a natural filling and smoothing effect that can reduce your crow’s feet. Sometimes, it’s combined with other fillers to last longer, but even on its own, it lasts 6-12 months.

Botox®

Botox is a neuromodulator that corrects wrinkles and lines that have formed due to repeated muscle contractions over time. A Botox injection relaxes the muscles so they don’t contract, which temporarily softens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the area.

The effects of a Botox injection last about four months, after which the injection needs to be repeated.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a filler that works by addressing the loss of facial volume that occurs as you age. It includes the hyaluronic acid mentioned above, along with other dermal fillers that work together with the acid to smooth out your wrinkles. A Juvéderm injection usually lasts 6-12 months.

If you’re ready to wipe away the years and regain a youthful look around your eyes, we’ll be glad to help. Because every case is different, we take the time to consider your needs and determine the best treatment for your situation so we can bid those crow’s feet goodbye!

Call the office of Melanie Adams Dermatology or book your appointment online.

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